Wildlife

Hurricane Exposes and Washes Away Thousands of Sea Turtle Nests
October 5, 2017 08:42 AM - University of Central Florida

Hurricane Irma took a devastating toll on incubating sea turtle nests in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, one of the most important loggerhead and green turtle nesting sites in the world, according to new estimates from the UCF Marine Turtle Research Group.

A Win-Win for Spotted Owls and Forest Management
October 4, 2017 04:38 PM - University of California – Davis

Remote sensing technology has detected what could be a win for both spotted owls and forestry management, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station and the University of Washington.

Fly Away Home? Ice Age May Have Clipped Bird Migration
October 4, 2017 08:54 AM - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The onset of the last ice age may have forced some bird species to abandon their northerly migrations for thousands of years, says new research led by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln ornithologist.

A Stinging Report: FSU Research Shows Climate Change a Major Threat to Bumble Bees
October 4, 2017 08:25 AM - Florida State University

New research from a team of Florida State University scientists and their collaborators is helping to explain the link between a changing global climate and a dramatic decline in bumble bee populations worldwide.

Annual Southern Sea Otter Survey: Despite Small Population Dip, Species Moves a Step Closer to Recovery
October 2, 2017 08:05 AM - USGS

According to data released Friday by the U.S. Geological Survey and partners, the three-year average of the total counts of southern sea otters was down from last year’s high, although it still exceeded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s delisting threshold for a second straight year.

Annual Southern Sea Otter Survey: Despite Small Population Dip, Species Moves a Step Closer to Recovery
October 2, 2017 08:05 AM - USGS

According to data released Friday by the U.S. Geological Survey and partners, the three-year average of the total counts of southern sea otters was down from last year’s high, although it still exceeded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s delisting threshold for a second straight year.

Preserving coral reefs needs new technologies
September 29, 2017 04:37 PM - University of Technology, Sydney

New technological interventions are needed to save coral reefs under climate change.

Scientists show molecular basis for ants acting as bodyguards to plants
September 28, 2017 08:04 AM - University of Toronto

Though you might not think of ants as formidable bodyguards, some do an impressive job protecting plants from enemies. Now, scientists at the University of Toronto have determined what makes some better bodyguards than others.

Examining the relationship between the Amazon rainforest plant Cordia nodosa in Peru and the Amazonian ant Allomerus octoarticulatus, they found the degree to which the ants express two genes significantly impacts the amount of protection they provide to their hosts.

A First Look at Geographic Variation in Gentoo Penguin Calls
September 27, 2017 03:41 PM - American Ornithological Society Publications Office

Vocal communication is central to the lives of many birds, which use sound to attract mates and defend territories.

A First Look at Geographic Variation in Gentoo Penguin Calls
September 27, 2017 03:41 PM - American Ornithological Society Publications Office

Vocal communication is central to the lives of many birds, which use sound to attract mates and defend territories.

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